At 7/27/13 08:26 AM, Dean wrote:
Possibly the most satisfying moment of my gaming life. I beat Metroid.
That's nothing, try Faxanadu! (NES)
Congrats, especially if you didn't use a guide.
At 7/27/13 03:50 AM, Makeshift wrote:
Shadowrun Returns just came out a couple days ago and that looks really good.
Snag Rayman Legends when it drops in price and I could reasonably suggest paying full for GTAV. The rest of the games/DLC you listed I personally would ignore. If the budget gets tight, raise your standards, I guess.
As for Shadowrun Returns, pirate it first because there have been really mixed opinions. If you enjoyed the SNES game then you'll probably get your money's worth but better safe than sorry. Plays like a turn based tactics game. Beware the save system is terribly implemented and the story is linear as fuck. You also have to literally pull hairs/jump through hoops to get the game to tell you backstory on the characters, due to the way the dialogue tree works. Very limited replayability options as compared to previous installments as well. Treasures can be lost forever and builds don't really offer that high customization anymore. They watered down the RPG elements too heavily and the late game felt rushed. No emphasis on cover or stealth anymore, there's seriously no reason to even bother, poor game balancing. Nailed the cyberpunk Blade Runner esque *Shadowrun* aesthetic though.
There are references to the past game(s) which I found brilliant. See if you can spot them. The community has an opportunity to make some fantastic mods and I'm definitely gonna be on the lookout in the future.
I played on the hardest difficulty (not because I'm elitist, but more or less masochistic) and holy shit some of the missions are damn good, others fall short though. One in particular has you investigating this insane cult and you infiltrate their home base via back door, find some girl imprisoned (whom you rescue) she then proceeds to hack into some matrix to open doors to allow us to escape. The entire time the leader was spewing some garbled nonsense about shedding humanity.
Solid game, but flawed. 6/10. With spit shine, polish, and a few hundred hours more of work it could have been something really special, wasted potential. Feels more like a cash in with the SR name slapped on.
Bring your nuclear weapons boys.